MHS golf takes 2nd at Topeka West Invite

By The Mercury

The Manhattan High boys’ golf team turned in a solid day at the Topeka West Invitational on Monday afternoon, finishing in second place behind league rival Washburn Rural.

The Indians shot a 322, winning a tiebreaker over Seaman while finishing three strokes behind Rural, who with a 319.

Cole Dillon was the top finisher for Manhattan, taking fifth place with a 78. David Woods was right behind with a 79, good for 11th place. Scott Woods also medaled, taking 16th place with an 80.

Pierson McAtee shot an 85 and Drew Casper carded an 86 to round out Manhattan’s scoring.

“It was a good day for Manhattan,” Indians head coach Brad Ficke said. “The meet was also a state preview in regard to the competition we’ll see.”

Manhattan competes on Friday at the Hutchinson Invitational with an 8 a.m. start time.

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